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to deal with. rachel was killed in the columbine high school mass cure. darryl, as a parent, all i can think of today is these parents out buying christmas gifts. kids at this age excited about santa claus and christmas is it coming, and now planning a funeral and no christmas or birthdays, how do you recover? you have been through this. >>> well, there is nothing you can tell a parent that lost the child. they need their friends and family. in our case, we made choices. we made the choice not to be angry and better but to celebrate rachel's life and today we have the largest school training programs and reach three million students a year with rachel's challenge and train over 300,000 children and school 500 suicides prevented. a lot of the answers are long term. they are not just a knee jerk reaction or more laws and regulations . but we have to be a kinder nation and take time to listen to one another and be role models in these kids. and you are active and in your healing, am i interperting it right. my son craig was in the library and he came within a split second of being killed.
funeral today. there were also funerals for olivia and for dylan and for mary and for rachel. we remember them all. dylan hockley moved to newtown from england just two years ago. he was 6 yearsoles old. a special needs child, his parents chose this community for the good reputation of the sandy hook elementary school. dylan flourished at sandy hook thanks in large part to his special education teacher anne marie murphy who works with him one-on-one. the houckleys kept a picture of ann marie rr on their fridge, and he would point to it every day. on friday, he died in her arms as she tried to shield him. his parents say they take great comfort in knowing he wasn't alone when he died. he loved to cuddle, play tag, and bounce on the trampoline. he idolized his older brother who was his best friend, his role model. his parents say they cherish the time they shared with him in newtown. our boys have flourished here and our family's happiness has been limitless. olivia engle was all set to play an angel in her church's nativity play last friday night. she, too, was 6 years old. church was impo
today. funerals were held for psychologist mary sherlach and rachel davino. also 7-year-old grace mcdonnell and olivia engel and dylan hockley. in newton tonight on this one-week anniversary, it's nice to have to have you with us, we certainly appreciate it. the moment of sigh lebs was very beautiful and powerful. sometimes i wonder when people have been through a tragedy, is it helpful to folks who are mourning or just another moment that writes it all back? >> everyone celebrated that moment around the country. but we have been celebrating or having those moments of silence, celebrating is the wrong word. we've been through so many moments of silence in our churches, our synagogues. i've been to countless funerals this week of people who i knew well, people i grew up with. people, my children knew. and there is -- the moments of silence are -- they're deafening. i can't tell you how many we've had. at 9:30 today, there was a moment where we could all connect. all breathe deeply. and also realize it's only been a week. it's felt like a year, frankly. so few of us have had any sleep.
not flinch, they did not hesitate. dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, vicky soto, lauren russeau, rachel devino and ann marie murphy, they all responded as we all hoped we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded them selves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying, wait for the good guys, they're coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene, helping those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma because they had a job to do. and others needed them more. and then, there were the scenes of the school children, helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions the way that young children sometimes do. one child even tried to encourage a grownup by saying, i know karate, so, it's okay, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the fac
. the teacher's aides, rachel and anne marie. and teacher lauren rousseau, whose father said she died with her little kids. and victoria soto, whose family said it was clear when she was found that she was trying to shield her first grade students. >> and there's kids now that will be able to say that they're here today because she sacrificed her life so they could live another day. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, newtown, connecticut. >> what a moment for that father to stand up to the mikes and address the world like that. incredibly nowerful, the strength he had to do that. >>> schools around the country are reviewing school security. administrators have pledged to have extra police and guidance counselors on hand as students return to the classroom for the first time since the shooting. >> two school districts in pittsburgh have been given special permission to arm their security guards in light of the shooting. >>> and with guns now at the center of so much debate, some facts here. on black friday, the fbi did background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of firearms. in november al
at sandy hook elementary school. six adults including 29-year-old rachel davino who dressed up in costume and broke out in song to help her students learn. and ann marie murphy whose parents say shield some of her students from the hail of bullets. full-time substitute teacher lauren russo dreamed as a little girl of becoming a teacher, even making a set of dolls her first classroom of students. mary was the school psychologist who for years helped children deal with life's terrible challenges. when the first shots were fired, she and school principal dawn hochsprung quickly headed toward the danger. the two women reportedly lunged at the gunman and died trying to overtake him. there was also 27-year-old teacher vickie lee soto who died trying to protect her students. >> their father, carlos, was up the other night identifying vickie's body and was just told kind of how she was found, protecting her kids, doing instinctively what she knew to do, protecting her children. >> the gunman's mother, nancy lanza, was the first victim last friday, shot by her own son in their own home. and the ki
their position and pain all too well. beth lost daughter rachel joy scott in the columbine shooting in colorado and her son craig witnessed the tragedy and survived. she joins us this morning from denver. good morning to you, beth. >> good morning. >> you know, it's hard for us looking into imagine what those parents are going through. you know, we just heard from our correspondent they have apparently set up a makeshift morgue and now the parents are starting to identify their children by pictures. you went through this a number of years ago. >> >> i did. >> what are they going through? that time of waiting there is mixed feelings. you have some hope. and yet, there is this impending doom that because you haven't heard from your child or there is no news about them that the worst is to be expected and for us it took exactly 24 hours for when rachel passed away to get a call from the coroner. we didn't identify her. they identified her through some fingerprints that i had made up as my kids were little. and she was identified that way. >> just the waiting, you say that it took you 24 hours. the
, lauren rousseau, vicki soto, rachel davino and anne marie murphy. >> reporter: and finally, one by one, each of the 20 little ones. lives cut short in the first grade. >> charlotte. daniel. olivia. josephine. ana. dylan, madeleine, catherine. chase. jesse. james. grace. emilie. jack. noah. caroline. jessica. benjamin. avielle. allison. >> reporter: a president's tribute, offering comfort to the families, encouragement to newtown, and a challenge for all of us. and the first two of those young victims will be laid to rest today. noah pozner and jack pinto. amy, you've spent the weekend meeting with the families and sharing their pain. >> it's been incredibly difficult. i have realized it's so important for many of these families that their children and loved ones are not forgotten. they want people across the country to know their names, to remember their faces, and remember how they lived. ♪ these are the faces of innocence. 12 bright-eyed girls and 8 boys who had so much living left to do. 6-year-old emilie parker was a big sister. she loved to draw and always carried her markers an
's sister, rachel, was the first killed in the massacre in colorado and he was in the school library during that rampage. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i remember your story vividly. the whole country does. you were a young man in those hours after columbine and you spoke out so compellingly and compassionately and poignantly and i can only imagine now how more reports of school massacres like this affect you. what happened on friday when you heard the news? >> like everyone, just extreme sadness and brokenhearted. i knew that i especially felt for parents who lost their children and how devastated they were going to be. also it just -- it also just made me think about kind of where my generation is as far as what our values are and even the spiritual condition of our generation. because i look at the last few shootings that happened all from guys in their 20s, and it made me angry. >> craig, i was there for the weeks that followed at columbine as well being from denver, i unfortunately covered that. i'm curious about what you said about your generati
rousseau, rachel davino and anne murphy. >> joining me now from newtown is mayor mark boughton of danbury, connecticut. thank you for being here. i understand you personally knew the principal there at sandy hook, dawn hochsprung. the principal who is being described as someone who sprang into action and was very safety-conscious at her short tenure at sandy hook. what other insights can you give us, the type of educator that dawn was? >> well, dawn and i worked in the same system back in the late '90ers for the city of danbury. we were in different buildings but our paths did cross from time to time. just an incredibly brave woman who really had a glow about her. she had a vivaciousness about her. she always put children first. it was very clear in any of her interactions that i saw her or was involved with her that kids were first. for that reason alone, it doesn't surprise me that she took the steps that she took on friday. >> i think for people out there wanting to learn more about dawn and the person she was could look at her twitter feed to find out how proud she was of the school t
about kept begging her and it ended up being the last thing she wore. there is also rachel divino and her boyfriend was going to propose and christmas eve. beater, thank you very much. peter doocy. the church in newtown will be the host of 10 funerals this week and next week. it reminds me of 9/11 when we saw multiple funerals taking place in local churches in this area. very, very hard for these communities. bill: you can't hit a golf ball or throw a snowball in this town without hitting a church of some denomination. faith is so important to the people who live in newtown. there is a makeshift memorial. there are many of them set up throughout town. this is the area where they set up 26 christmas trees over the weekend. and nower in allowing people from the community to walk the half mile down this road to place flowers or lay a wreath or hang an ornament. this is the closest you can get to the elementary school. you have to go 100 yard down dickinson lane and peel to the right in the parking lot before the school reveals in front of you. this is how we grieve and this is how so
to garden with her mom and was always outside in the summer. rachel davino, 29 years old, one of the six adults, all women, killed by the shooter at sandy hook elementary. she loved karate, cooking, animals, photography, and her two younger siblings. 56-year-old mary sherlach, the school psychologist. she lived in trumbull, connecticut, with her husband. she enjoyed gardening, reading, and going to the theater. then there's 27-year-old first grade teacher victoria soto. the oldest of four children, she loved her dog roxie. she also wrote she loved flamingos and the new york yankees. soto spent her final moments shielding her students from harm, hiding them in a closet before the gunman entered her classroom. and her mother says that does not surprise her one bit. >> she was truly selfless. she would not hesitate to think to save anyone else before herself and especially children. she loved them more than life, and she would definitely put herself in front of them any day, any day and for any reason. it doesn't surprise anybody that knows vicki that she did this. >> reporter: soto's mothe
to battle leukemia. he sat down to talk about his recovery with rachell nichols of espn. >> you're in sports. you're physically able. you're a fit guy. what were you used to being able to do, the simplest things that you couldn't do anymore? >> we probably can't talk about some of them on camera. but you know, getting out of bed, going to the restroom, go brush your teeth. you know, things like that. it physically tears you down to the point where you lose 20 to 25 pounds and you atrophy. >> i imagine it's like scoreboard watching if you're a coach when you're watching all your numbers. >> the doctor came in and said your counts are starting to come up. i said how good are they? he said good enough to go home. so you're like -- it's like a day early. so any way, he says what time is the game? and i said, we play at 1:00 today. he said you should be out of here by noon and make it home in time to see the game from home. so i was back. >> and you get to sit in front of your own television, in your own living room and watch the indianapolis colts play. >> yeah, it was awesome. it was a great da
donald and olivia engel. school psychologist mary sherlock and behavioral therapist rachel devino were also laid to rest yesterday. meantime we are hearing new details about the gunman adam lanza. former classmates say he wore the same clothes to school every day and rarely spoke. he once gave a school presentation through a computer instead of speaking. a former high school classmate says lanza enjoyed playing a violent video game and one of the weapons he liked to use in that game was a military style assault rifle, same type of gun investigators say he used to shoot his victims at sandy hook. >>> a bay area man is using the internet to counter the national rifle association's controversial plan to stop gun violence. the nra's leadership says it wants armed officers at every u.s. school. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> 31-year-old facebook engineer lucy icenberg has a different idea. he is behind an online commission on change.org asking the centers for disease control to research gun violence. >> there are about 30,000 people in america who die e
, victoria soto and rachel davino, trying to protect their children. and, of course, the children. at the school where 20 boys and girls should have been returning to first grade today, instead 20 christmas trees stand, a memorial for the 20 young lives lost, 6 and 7-year-olds, whose time in this world was short but already touched the lives of those who knew them. 6-year-old emily parker, who loved to draw. >> emily was bright, creative and very loving. i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: olivia engel was also 6, her favorite colors pink and purple. the monsignor says she was supposed to be a nativity angel at her christmas play. now, angels representing each child. the parents of jessica rekos issued a statement, describing her as their little ceo, a planner, asking santa for new cowboy boots and a hat. daniel barden, catherine hubbard. jack pinto was a giants fan and fan of victor cruz, who honored jack during the game weari inin cleats that read my hero. neighbors said 7-year-old chase k kowalski was always riding his bicycle and recently completed his first mini triath
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